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This week’s quotes of the week (QOTW) are a teeny bit light. Luke was home sick Monday and Tuesday, Clare Wednesday and Will Thursday and Friday. It’s just a barrel of monkeys. Be jealous.
“When Mom gets sick, that’s bad.”
Clare, to the doctor. Yes, this is true. Will and I both have strep. Oh joy. We have drugs and the heavens are rejoicing.
Luke: “What’s it like outside?”
Luke: “Because I need fresh air.”
“Mom, your brain doesn’t work very good.”
Luke, you caught me.
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It’s possible I’m starting to panic. I looked at the calendar yesterday and realized in the next two months we have three birthdays, a graduation and a First Communion. Cue late nights…now. It’s a bad time to assess, I know, because I feel like death. Next party in t-minus 21 days. A little teaser? It’s a golf theme and we’re going with the big “One-Fore” for “14.” Please say that isn’t too punny. It will definitely be a par-tee. Sorry, I’ll stop.
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Ten. Months. Hard to tell here, but she’s giving herself a round of applause. I’ll dish more on the cuteness that is Gianna next week when I’m not in an antiobiotic-induced state and hopped up on cough drops. Until then, enjoy the chubs.
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Scott and I are pretty excited to be heading to our first Underachiever Dinner in another week. My friend Jen told me about them via our mutual friend Rachael. And I am SO THERE. Basically, the host sets out paper plates, sends their kids to bed and couples bring a shared dish to enjoy, but leave their kids at home. Brilliant, y’all. Brilliant. We can’t wait to go.
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Just call him Bishop Danny. Of course, in classic Kathryn fashion, as soon as we congratulated him at the reception I busted out with, “Congratulations, Fr. Danny!” Lawd. Yes, our former parish priest became Austin’s first Auxiliary Bishop this week. As Scott glanced up to the altar he quipped how old he was based on the fact that he’d worked for, and with, all five bishops! We weren’t able to take all the kids to the Mass, but they did watch the livestream at school. Will accompanied us to the ordination and it was such a precious memory. After he helped Scott stack chairs afterward, and then subsequently crashed a huge stack right into his leg, he might argue that the massive bruise he has was his least favorite part.
threatening reminding the kids to be on their best behavior because they never know when they’ll run into a Cardinal. Well, it finally happened. We literally ran into Cardinal DiNardo as he was making his way from the reception to his car to head back to Houston. He was so incredibly gracious and kind. As the kids went around, shook his hand and announced their names, he responded, “Oh, good name!” I was proud of my kids for those big handshakes, and also for not punching each other while waiting their turn.
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Sweet baby fat rolls and the chance to win amazingly soft baby leggings are headed your way next Monday. That I promise.
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My best read this week? My Blessed is She feed reader. I finally subscribed to the daily emails and they’ve been a real Lenten gift each morning. The Bible, delivered to my inbox. I’m quite grateful for this far-reaching community of Christian women who remind me what it is to be feminine, to be beloved and to be cherished. Thanks, ladies.
Kelly, you’re the best. Thanks for hosting.